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Benjamin Brackett, PA-C, ADHD-CCSP
Board Certified, Family Medicine, 15 years of experience
In your opinion, what should be the role of a primary care provider for a patient, taking into account both physical health and behavioral health needs? The primary care provider (PCP) is they lynchpin in any person's health care system. The PCP is the quarterback and should coordinate between all the different specialists that are involved in the patient's care. It is the job of the PCP to look out for the patient and ensure that all the disparate pieces come together for benefit of the patient. Additionally, education is a critical component of caring for a patient. The patient is better able to contend with the daily nuances of a particular disease process, if they understand that their symptoms are in fact a normal part of the disease. Understanding helps both the physical and psychological aspects of a sickness, injury or chronic illness. Often, addressing the psychological needs will help alleviate or even eliminate the physical symptoms. What makes you passionate about being a healthcare provider? I started as a firefighter/EMT at the age of 16 in suburban Philadelphia. As I grew and developed (EMT, Combat Medic, paramedic, phlebotomist, epidemiologist, physician assistant) I noticed how many of my colleagues were disinterested or irritated by their patients. I always felt that every patient should be treated as I would want my grandmother treated, with honesty and respect. I became passionate about advocating for the patient. I strive to make the patient better, even if better just means that they leave the appointment with an iota more understanding of the disease process than when they came into the meeting. Tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you like to do in your spare time? I am an avid scuba diver. I have been diving in 17 US states and 11 different countries. I dive both professionally and recreationally. I visit Mexico on a regular basis, having been to Cozumel 28 times in the last 8 years. I am a US Army veteran and a firefighter/rescue diver with over 22 years of experience.

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Provider Information

  • All providers are board-certified

  • All providers are Primary Care Providers and are able to offer treatment for a very wide variety of conditions, including illnesses, colds, coughs, and flu, COVID, insomnia, sleep apnea,  diabetes, hypertension, and much more. You can see a complete list here.

  • Controlled substance treatments are not available for patients residing in GA, OH, MI, or NC. After a thorough medical intake (which may include a preventative exam or records received), medications can be prescribed including Strattera, Qelbree, Clonidine, Guanfacine, Adderall, Concerta, and Ritalin.

  • While providers are not psychiatrists, they are able to evaluate and treat mental health issues including ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression

  • You can message your provider via the Circle Medical care team in our secure in-app chat on your mobile device

Pharmacy Questions

  • Circle Medical is a fully-licensed medical practice

  • Most pharmacies are able to fill prescriptions sent by our providers

  • We recommend going to a pharmacy where you are already an established patient, if possible

  • Please note that there is an ongoing nationwide shortage of many common ADHD medications, so many pharmacies may be out of stock

  • The decision to fill prescriptions is often up to the discretion of the individual pharmacist


Recommended Pharmacies:

  • Bartell Drugs

  • Costco

  • Duane Reade

  • Fred Meyer

  • Giant Eagle

  • HEB

  • OptumRX

  • QFC

  • Rite Aid

  • Walgreens

  • Walmart

Appointment Details and Costs

Details:

  • Initial intake appointments are 30 minutes, 40 for an Annual Wellness Exam

  • 2nd appointment: 20 mins, includes ADHD assessment part 2

  • For starting treatment that includes a ontrolled substance as part of your treatment plan, we require proof of an Annual Wellness Exam (AWE) within the last year, or one performed with Circle Medical, before starting a treatment plan

  • We do this in order to ensure we have a full picture of the health and wellbeing of our patients

  • We are not able to see or treat patients under the age of 18

  • You may submit any previous ADHD and AWE records prior to your appointment for your provider to review


Costs:

  • Costs may vary widely based on your particular insurance plan

  • In 2022, more than 75% of Circle Medical patients with insurance paid $35 or less per appointment

  • AWEs are typically 100% covered by most insurance plans

  • Cash pay costs (without insurance):
      • 1st appointment: $150
      • 2nd appointment: $100
      • Annual Wellness Exam: $100
      • Follow-up appointments: $100 ea

  • Circle Medical does not determine the price of any prescribed treatments, if determined to be clinically appropriate, and those may vary widely depending on your insurance plan and choice of pharmacy

Locations

Circle Medical is currently available for telemedicine appointments in 32 states:

  • AZ

  • CA

  • CO

  • CT

  • DC

  • FL

  • GA

  • IL

  • IA

  • KY

  • MA

  • MD

  • ME

  • MI

  • MN

  • NC

  • NJ

  • NM

  • NV

  • NY

  • OH

  • OK

  • OR

  • PA

  • SC

  • TN

  • TX

  • UT

  • VT

  • VA

  • WA

  • WI


We have clinics in:

  • Beverly Hills, CA

  • San Francisco, CA

  • New York,  NY


More opening soon!

How to contact us

The fastest and easiest way to get in touch with our care team or your provider is through our in-app chat.

Our secure app-based chat is 100% HIPAA-compliant, which is required for us to be able to discuss patient-related health issues.

Insurance

  • Most PPO insurance plans accepted

  • Medicare accepted

  • We are NOT able to see patients on Medicaid or MediCal

  • You will verify your insurance as part of booking your appointment

  • We are not able to treat patients under the age of 18


Costs with insurance vary by plan. We will provide an estimate based on your plan verification results.

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We are trusted by over 50,000 patients every month. Here's what they have to say.

My first interaction with my provider was a positive experience. He listened to my story and we had many things in common. I love having a provider that is also diagnosed with ADHD. This way we can treat my condition properly on a common ground approach. Thank you for being there for me!

Ben

I have been using Circle for half a year and never had an issue questions were answered within the time given. My provider has been there for me 1000%. Never late!! Pleasant and caring always asked how she can HELP!! I have only good things to say. Your wasting your own time, employers time, gas, and cash going to a doctor's office.

Madelyn

Friendly staff. Compassion for ailment, quick response and open schedules. Very knowledgeable team!

Gigi

The fact that I don't have to leave my house to get exceptional service from providers that actually care, is amazing. Everything about Circle Medical is great. I would 10 out of 10 recommend.

Johnny

I’m so happy that medical and mental health care accessibility has finally caught up to our “new normal” schedules and lifestyles. I’ve had an incredibly helpful provider for the past 3 months and every appointment has been exactly to-the-minute on time, professional, and convenient. I truly feel the care and helpfulness she has for me during our appointments, and I’m sure many others as well. Thank you Circle Medical for providing healthcare that doesn’t require me taking hours off of work to drive to and sit in a waiting room for a simple routine follow up/check in appointment every month. 10/10 quality care and reliability. I can’t thank you enough.

Izaiah

I found an amazing provider on Circle, she really cares about my wellbeing and listens to me, and we even have some laughs! I truly appreciate her and I know that she truly cares! Thank you! ❤

Jermaine

My provider is awesome. She is professional yet very compassionate and listens incredibly well. I always walk away feeling like I've been heard. I trust her.

Itzel

I was heard, not treated like I was a problem!!! Wasn’t rushed and was asked the right questions for what I have going on.

Adalynn

I have, and will continue to send people to Circle Medical. They are professional, and always answer my questions in a timely fashion.

Ean

I am very happy with my treatment and my provider has been really great and helpful. I came to Circle from Done, and Circle is far better at patient follow-up and working with me so that I can manage my ADHD in the best way possible. Also, I am very happy with the communication with Circle Medical.

Deanna

Has always been super helpful! The video conferencing capability is wonderful. I've actually gotten help with eczema and the provider was able to confirm and treat without a problem.

Jamya

My provider is amazing. So trauma-informed and willing to listen. She was able to support me in ways so many others doctors had not over the years simply by listening to my concerns and all the ways I had tried to treat my condition on my own. This practice is excellent and I'm so grateful to have found them. I highly recommend Circle Medical.

Samara

My provider was very nice. She listened to my concerns. I’m usually very nervous to speak to a new doctor but she made me feel very comfortable. I would recommend Circle Medical to any of my friends or family.

Melvin

My primary care provider is so nice and helpful. The system is very easy user friendly, and the prices are reasonable compared to many other companies.

Cadence

I like the flexibility of virtual appointments.

Amanda

I've had nothing but the best experience with Circle Medical. All my needs have been met and it's VERY flexible.

Nola

Amazing practice. Every staff member has been nice, helpful, and responsive. There are not enough adjectives to describe how great my experience has been with Circle Medical.

Darian

Quick, efficient, and helpful care. Everything is clear and app is spectacular.

Kathy

Access and personal connection. The three providers I interacted with seem to have gone out of their way to make things easy for me. It was a seamless experience from assessment/consultation, labs, and medications; it all just worked. As an NP I now know I want to work for an organization like Circle.

Mike

Wonderful experience. I feel heard. The virtual visit with the PCP has been so positive. I feel I've gotten better care than I have had in my past in person visits.

Steph

My provider is FANTASTIC and I have already recommended Circle Medical to many people.

Candi

The provider I have is amazing. She listens and can relate, has been there for anything I need.

Brody

Very convenient! I love the ease of scheduling, the availability of providers, and the wide range of symptoms they treat!

Henry

I’ve been through a few online doctors and psychiatrists and Circle has provided the most professional providers I’ve encountered. They truly care about their patients. The app is also easily navigated and has multiple options of care!

Ashlynn

Very convenient for someone who has works contract jobs, and has to live in different places throughout the year.

Karlie

The care and treatment plan I have received has resulted in life-altering changes. My provider has worked closely with me identifying the best diagnosis and treatment of my ADHD. I feel incredibly safe in her care and confident in her ability to look at me as a whole while treating one issue. The ease of use, appointment times, and telehealth options make getting much needed care easily.

Alisa

Every interaction has been great. The team has been very responsive and attentive to my needs and dedicated to the improvement of my health.

Jaiden

My provider was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and listened to me, she made me feel like me & what I'm going through matters. Circle Medical has excellent providers. Plus the customer service/patient care reps are great. I chatted with 2 and they were able to assist me in a timely fashion. I already booked my next appointment. I'm so happy that I chose Circle Medical.

Ashley

Great experience and exceptional customer service! Made my experience so easy and manageable.

Terry

Love the convenience of the video consultations for refills on my ADHD medication!!! This is wonderful!!! Also love my health practitioner— he is fantastic!!! A++++++

Katherine

My new provider is very nice and very helpful. The process was super simple and I’m able to schedule appointments easily

Stacy

The app makes everything really easy and both providers I've seen so far have been wonderful. I couldn't find any doctors in my area that weren't insanely expensive so this app has been a lifesaver!

Hana

The entire process is fast and easy. My provider is competent, reliable, caring, and friendly. Billing and service team are always highly responsive and helpful. Perfect.

Pierce

I needed a script for a CPAP machine and don’t have a lot of vacation/PTO time right now so telehealth really fits my situation. I am thoroughly satisfied with my experience!

Julia

I feel completely secure with my providers from Circle Medical to give me wholistic care above and beyond just the symptoms. I trust them, and that's very important to me.

Skyler

Ease of use, super convenient. Medical professional took time interviewing me and addressed my needs and concerns,

Thor

I’m very likely to recommend Circle Medical because of the progress that I have made. My provider has made it possible for me to accept and understand my ADHD with the upmost positivity and total honesty. I have never been able to love and accept myself till now.

Van

My provider was extremely nice and understanding, and I need that after the terrible care I’ve gotten in my tiny town.

Kay

I already recommend Circle Medical to all of my friends who stress out about mental health things. Anyone who asks me, I tell them about it.

Kamora

Very easy platform to use, providers are knowledgable, easy to make appointments that fit in my busy schedule.

Madelyn

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